4* NBA NO BRAINER on Charlotte +
Boston vs. Charlotte,
02/11/2013 19:00 EDT,
Score: 91 - 94
Point Spread: +5/-110 Charlotte
Boston is a hot team, you can't argue that. Ever since Rajon Rondo went down this team has won six in a row and covered in each. However, this is a tough spot for them as they have played a tough stretch of games. They went back-to-back against Toronto and LA then had a couple of days of before yesterday's triple overtime thriller against the Nuggets. This is a little big of a letdown spot for the Celtics as they will be forcing a poor team a day after their "old guys," Pierce played 54 minutes, Garnett 47, and Terry 42.
Charlotte has been struggling but even though they didn't cover their last two games, they were close. They lost to the Lakers by 7 as 6.5 point underdogs and they lost by 11 to the Sixers as 10 point dogs. This is their last home game before the All-Star break so I think they will bring a little something extra to try and pick up the win. Since Boston is just 8-14 this year away from home, losing by almost six points per game, I think there is a good chance they do just that.
You want to take home underdogs who have failed to cover four of their last five games against an opponent that has covered six or seven of their last eight. These teams are 30-6 (83.3%) ATS the last five seasons.